IITs to play a significant role in road construction projects of India

By Deepak

Roads have always played a profound role in connecting one place to the other which is quite an important aspect in boosting trade, commerce and social activities between people dwelling in those places. Constructing roads for name sake does not help a country develop in any way. The roads should be well built, long lasting and should require minimum repairs. Construction of roads should be should be carried out within a short duration so that people are benefited at the earliest. However, constructing lengthy roads within a short period is a challenging task.


IITs will help road ministry officials with their researches

The Road Ministry of India has come up with an innovative solution for the aforementioned challenge regarding road construction; the ministry will tie up with the IITs of Delhi, Chennai, Guwahati and others to improve its project preparation and implementation. The ministry is quite serious with regard to keeping an eye on its officials to see if they check the project reports in detail before giving a nod the projects.

According to Times of India, Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has told his officials to interact with academic and research institutes to collect their expert opinions about how to adapt new technology and construct roads faster than usual.

Road transport ministry will now rope in some of the IITs for research in highway sector and for improving quality of projects being prepared. This kind of unique approach of the ministry for faster construction of roads is worth appreciation and it shows the importance of research, especially the research at the IITs. Now, the groups of talented individuals at these IITs have a major role to play in helping the road ministry officials to come up with techniques and strategies that would aid in building 40 kms of road per day.

IITs coming together to invent new techniques to build good and lengthy roads within a short term shows the important role of educational institutes in the development of a nation.

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